On a rainy April evening, about a dozen Charlotte foodies set out to tackle ramen and sake in South End. Enter, Futo Buta, Charlotte’s newest Japanese restaurant boldly serving ramen that will make you regret ever calling that orange bag you dumped in boiling water for a $0.25 dinner actual food.
Futo Buta has been open for about a year and has great reviews. Let’s be honest, reviews matter, right? The restaurant has 4.8/5 stars on Facebook(61 total reviews) and 4/5 stars on Yelp (297 total reviews).
Speaking of reviews, here’s mine:
The food and décor mirror; both are simple yet elegant, common yet distinct and international yet super local. The menu is eclectic, but include flavors you’ll recognize. The combinations spark your palate’s curiosity and don’t disappoint on its promise to deliver a bowl of deliciousness. The restaurant is cozy and intimate, that’s a nice way to say small and tight. That’s not really a deterrent, though; just make sure your party is timely (not the case with our friends, lol) and avoid peak dining hours.
If you’re a follower of this blog, you know that there are two parts: Foodies & Fellowship. We’ve discussed the food, but what about the fellowship? Well, because ramen is commonly associated with the poor-college-student-struggle, we used that theme to talk about the lessons our individual struggles have taught us. We shared lessons of finding our strength, using our resources and learning to depend on our support systems.
As you can see in my Yelp review, I give Futo Buta 5 stars. Give it a try, folks! Thanks for having me, D. See you for May's festivities!
Born in Texas, Educated in Mississippi, Resident of Charlotte, North Carolina.